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Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die
Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched attack on a Shiite official under the rebels' protection. Impoverished but strategic Yemen, long beset by pervasive tribal and sectarian violence that a weak central government has been unable to rein in, entered a phase of even more serious instability after Shiite Houthi rebels overran the capital, Sana, in September and seized swaths of territory in other parts of the country. The Houthis, aligned with Shiite Muslim Iran, have been...

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